All the Wild Horses (2017)

All the Wild Horses (2017)
6.9
  • 120
  • Genre: Adventure
  • Release year: 2017 ()
  • Running time: 90 min
  • Original Title: All the Wild Horses
  • Voted: 120

All The Wild Horses documents the Mongol Derby horse race, the longest and toughest horse race in the world, and easily the most epic and dangerous, as it leads through 650 miles of Mongolian steppe, desert and mountain ranges.

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  • Raw and Real by 10

    Ivo Marloh has done a splendid job documenting the World's Longest Horse Race, the Mongol Derby. Having completed this race in 2017, I can honestly say how well this film shows the true challenges of the adventure. The competitors all show grit just to make it to the starting line. Those that actually ride all of the 1000km and cross the finish line in one piece are few and far between. Being able to follow some of these brave men and women along their journey in All the Wild Horses is priceless. I loved the film and how it captured the iron will of Devan Horn, the compassion of Erik Cooper, and the honest horsemanship of Monde Kanyana. Well done Ivo!

  • The worlds toughest horse race from a unique perspective by 10

    Having been fortunate enough to experience this event as member of the crew I can say Ivo Marloh has really captured the spirit of this gruelling race and the stories of the riders, all from the unique perspective of a rider! If you are a rider, adventurer, explorer, sportsperson or traveller make sure you see it!

  • Takes you on a ride from the start! by 10

    Superbly done! I felt captivated from the start. This film does a great job of following race contestants, and feeling connected to such an otherworldly place. I felt like a virtual participant in a great adventure. I was fully entertained from start to finish. What more can you ask of a film? Mongolia is now a destination on my bucket list.

  • An absolutely brilliant film by 10

    An astonishingly beautiful and amazingly done film. Maloh manages to capture the drama, tension and ambition of the race but also the vulnerability of some of the participants. Always subtle, he hints at the different experiences that led them to take up the challenge. The interactions between the racers and Mongolians are marked by polite awkwardness, which Maloh's camera catches with subtlety but without judgement. It's great to see a film that moves fast and keeps you on the edge of your seat but, at the same time, manages to truly engage with its characters and give them time to develop before your eyes. Brilliant.

  • I cringed, I cried, I cheered! by 9

    'All the Wild Horses' is one of those titles I may have not paid much attention to as I'm usually not that interested in documentaries about horses or racing. However, it had been recommended to me so I decided to watch it and judge for myself. This film is so much more than just a story about the Mongol Derby. What an adventure! Shot in the vast and rugged landscapes of Mongolia, the film follows the ambitions and fortunes of a group of international riders as they compete against each other to win, but this is not a race for amateurs. It's dangerous, the conditions are tough and the horses are wild. People get seriously injured. Why on earth would anyone want to do this? And then I was hooked. The film isn't so much about the race as it is about human endurance, compassion and camaraderie. You care about what happens to the riders, you feel their disappointment, their elation and their pain. Beautifully shot and thrilling enough to keep your attention from start to finish, this film is a gem to watch. Highly recommended!